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Remembering Rome: What became of the cancelled hit HBO show?

By Charlie Bingley on Oct 29, 2012 to HBO Classics

Rome title artIt’s been 5 years since the last showing of Rome and fans have been left in the dark ages ever since. Between 2008 and 2010 exciting rumors surfaced over a possible Rome film; yes film!  But the fire of anticipation around those rumors have burnt down to mere embers as of late. What made Rome stand out was its sheer scale, its attention to detail in costuming and architecture that were all visible in its grandeur.

In fact, it’s rumored that the period sets spanned a whopping 5 acres and that would make it one of the largest period sets ever. The joint BBC/HBO production had an estimated budget of $100,000,000, though the result of that was a new, innovative historical epic the likes of which had not been seen since of Band Of Brothers (and more recently, Game of Thrones). Bruno Heller was just one of the executive producers at the helm of the series and also was the man behind the the great writing.


Rome showcases Roman society and culture, series one during and after the glorious reign of Julius Caesar (Ciarán Hinds now Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones season 3), and the life of the historical leader and his family, series two focusing upon the power struggle between the cynical and vulgar Mark Antony and the ambitious Octavian following the climatic end to series one. Cleverly, this parallels the story of Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson), two soldiers that over the course of the series take us through the rough ride of Roman civilization, also ironically finding themselves to be unknowing catalysts of historic events. Lucius’s and Titus’s hardship and friendship is known as being one of the most memorable ever seen in a television series.

Rome introduced a mixture of both new and fresh faces. Most notably, the experienced Ciarán Hinds, who before Rome had starred in Lara Croft Tomb Raider : The Cradle Of Life and The Phantom Of The Opera, and James Purefoy (Who plays Mark Antony), who before Rome was known by roles in A Knight’s Tale and Resident Evil.


The two focus characters played by Ray Stevenson and Kevin McKidd saw their careers flourish after their notable performances in the series, Stevenson moving on to recent big budget films such as Thor and The Three Musketeers, and McKidd providing the voice of Soap MacTavish in the popular video game series Call Of Duty, and also plays Dr. Owen Hunt in Grey’s Anatomy. As you may know, two actors from Rome will be playing two big roles in Game Of Thrones season 3. Ciarán Hinds will play Mance Rayder, the ex-Night’s Watchman leader of the Wildlings, a role that was interestingly suggested to fellow Rome actor James Purefoy by some fans. The other casting choice of note is the role of Edmure Tully, Catelyn Stark’s younger brother, who will be played by Tobias Menzies, who in Rome plays Marcus Brutus. These UK actors add to an already jam packed UK cast. It can be said, with Rome having similar scale and stylistic features to Game Of Thrones, that the pair are no strangers to playing historical archetypes and will surely ease into the roles effortlessly.

JamesPurefoyWith its strong cast and increasing popularity, it was certainly a surprise when Rome wasn’t renewed for another season. Rome was initially meant to be a mini-series, but when more people got behind its creation and the quality of writing improved it turned into a full ongoing series. However, with its blockbuster size budget, Rome was scrutinized financially, causing HBO to announce that they wouldn’t be renewing Rome into its third season.

With recent shows making it past the season two threshold, is there room for optimism? Rumors suggested that Rome could have hit the big screen, a wise choice, as there is more chance for it to make its budget back, though I believe Rome was made for TV, and would be better off for it. I can’t imagine fans of Game Of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire would be to happy with their beloved series being squeezed into a two hour time frame.
1311Rome-HBO-Series-PostersUnfortunately, this past year has seen little to no news about Rome hitting TV or film. With HBO comfortable with its resurgence of popularity of it’s shows as of late, can Rome be considered again in the near future?  This is doubtful, with Game Of Thrones in full swing, HBO undoubtedly wouldn’t take the risk of investing $100 million into a show with the competition it faces at this time, even with Rome’s past and arguably present popularity.

For now, DVD/Blu-ray versions of Rome will have to suffice for fans, the brilliant hit show will never be forgotten, and may not have to be. There is still time, and you only have to look at Band Of Brothers and The Pacific to know that HBO haven’t been shy of rekindling similar styled big budget series in the past. Whether Rome comes back with the same characters or ventures into new territories, we still would give anything for a bit of news!

For more on Rome, check out our full review of both seasons!

Leave us a comment with your own hopes and dreams for the future of this show.

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I don’t think I’ve seen a series that evokes more emotion.. Ya Game of Thrones but if you read the books :D the tele series feels limp I would love so very much for them to continue this.. Netflix or whatever; everything about this effing series :D the little Roman cultural touches… The psychologically trying moments jesus x christy :( i just finished a binge of it and I miss so much what it could have become. They could have spent less money and it would have been as good! THE ACTING?!? at least it had 2 seasons and we… Read more »

Please please bring rome back …..season 3

I thought the series was excellent and it was interesting to see how the roles between characters reversed time and time again.

It really wasn’t that good. Took me years to get past the first three episodes and only just jumped to Season 2 and completed watching it. Much too slow and way too much dramatic freedom. Acting was not great either.
Hope it never returns as was.

You’re a moron.


You know absolutely nothing about good acting or production

Well said !

Makes Rome. Runs out of money. A few years later, goes at it again with Game of Thrones.

They realized the solution was more tits and ass.

deadwood got similar treatment unfortunately. rome did not have anyone who could hold a candle next to ian mcshane playing al swearingen tho marc anthony and caesar were more compelling than 99.8% of character actors.

on the other hand, game of thrones has to be the worst budget to acting ratio ever imagined.

What did you think of Ian McShane’s role in Game of Thrones? I was really underwhelmed with the way it ended up. It definitely illustrates your last paragraph!!

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I am destroyed that HBO denied this cast of actors a third season or even a movie. What a fantastic cast, what a fantastic show, and the best period to make a series of with such rich history. I too am watching the show again on Amazon and must say it just guts me to know it will never come back. Idiots HBO, you let down a hell of a cast of actors. Nice to see Titus Polo make an appearance on Black Sails for Starz. Again, I can’t believe Spartacus survived as many seasons as it did vs Rome.… Read more »

Spartacus survived because it wasn’t too challenging for viewers. It was more along the lines of Game of Thrones – lots of tits and ass.

I’ve been watching these again over the last couple of days, and it’s really a shame it ended when it did. Although, I would really have missed Antony, who was such a lovable pig. While not perfect as far as accuracy it was light years ahead of anything else. If they ever did manage to bring it back I hope they would get Ian McNeice as the newsreader, he was fantastic.

Why was drinking water such a thing in this series? Does anyone know? I didn’t think they drank so much water back then.

Water was a scary proposition back then, with the common citizen having to deal with polluted stuff most of the time. Clean water was a luxury for those more well-to-do. Now is the use of water as an offering to guests factual? I have no idea. I know wine was a big thing back then, and there was a huge wine trade in the Roman Empire.

Yes, well when they discovered access to an underground spring they typically built a temple over it in honor of the Gods. Same is true of ammonia deposits, because it served as a disinfectant. The word “amen”, I believe comes from “Ammon”, which has to do with both a God and (ritual) cleansing, if I am not mistaken.

There was plenty of clean water available in Rome thanks to the aqueducts. Millions of gallons overfilled foundations and flowed through the streets of Rome every day.

HBO doesn’t even have it available for on demand viewing any more. Like many great things, some HBO executive probably had it out for “Rome” bc it wasn’t his idea and once he got power he erased it from HBO, and it’ll be a cold day in he– before a season 3 is produced.

It must’ve only been gone a short period of time because it’s available on HBO Now (I’m watching it right now), and I remember seeing it in April when I first subscribed for this season of Game of Thrones.

It’s on HBO Go.

I’ll have no faith in mankind until Rome #3 returns in one form or another.

Some of the actors are too old, some too tired and some too dead. Never happen.

I bet that old Senator probably died, even back then he looked 105. Too bad, though, good actor.

Which actors died? :O

They could just jump forward in time along Augustus’ reign, the same amount of time it’s been since the show ended.

I watch periodically the two Rome seasons on dvd and I find It superbe. I am Italian and I live in Milan.I find that the effort to reproduce the historical context was excellent and the cast acted in a superb manner. If I have to find a weak point, and it is not easy, to me some caracter looked too “english” but I do really hope that HBO will decide to go on and produce the remaining seasons.

Yes, I agree – some did look not so much too English but not Italian anyway. Vorenus, when running for magistrate, admits he has a “Gallic look” about him.

Count me among the very many who absolutely loved “ROME “.To me it was by far the most entertaining and we’ll crafted I have ever seen.I loved the superb actors,writers,production,and directing of every single minute of every show.I was amazed how truly great this series was.In every possible way.My vote would be for more of Rome on HBO, in the theaters,wherever!I also really enjoyed Deadwood.Don’t much care for game of thrones.Rome stands alone as best ever in my heart and mind.

“Rome” is available (both seasons) on Bluray in the UK and USA. However, the running-time listed on Amazon UK is 1192 minutes whereas that on Amazon USA is 1229 minutes. Are the two versions different? What (if anything) has been edited-out in the UK version?

Please bring this back. It is as good if not better than Game of Thrones. There is so much more to tell and this one is based on fact. Love the black humour, action and drama.

I’ve just watched both series and I’m absolutely enthralled I couldn’t stop watching it. The scenery is fantastic and the characters right from the beginning were colourful, animated and realistic. In short I loved it, why is there no series 3, 4, 5 and so on.

Please, please make a new season of the best tv-drama ever!

Wow where was this gem hiding! I can’t believe there is only 2 seasons of this amazing series. I would definitely pay to have this come back. James Purefoy was pure genius in this role and the storyline kept me atuned to each character and wanting more. Even more if there is a movie. Bring back Rome

Greatest hbo series yet not a fan of game of thrones it’s fake ,period. And I can’t believe its still running ,bring back Rome pleaseee hbo has to know what’s good. Band of brothers another classic example of greatness using real history and I’m sure it was one very successful show. Bring back Rome!

Theophilus Ghoststone

Rome proved that television could be more than trash t.v. and reality shows.(is there a difference?)
It is a pity it was cancelled not for poor ratings but for the cost of the production.
A creative person might have put the series on a a la carte menu to pay extra for. I would have gladly paid extra and still would if it were brought back.

Just finished the series. OMG. i can’t believe I been missing out on this show. Email HBO CEO and beg him to revive the series. The more emails from fans, the better chance of it happening!!

My favourite show of all time! Truly a masterpiece of writing, acting and showcase! I own both seasons on first DVD and the Blu-ray. Watched them at least 5 times now.. It actually been about a year or so since so I’m going to watch again!. Just wish there was more! I’m not a Game of Thrones fan.. Kings and Dragons are just so far fetched for me. Take that money and bring back this incredible show! Just seems like every time I really like a show it gets cancelled! “Luck” was the last one I really like.. 9 episode… Read more »

I just finished Season One for the first time. I have tears on my cheeks as a reward. Rome is amazing, and I can’t wait to get started on Season Two. It saddens me to know there’s no more after that, with so much history untold by this lovingly crafted show.

I regret so much they did not show the rise of Octavian and fall of Antony in a more complex way. Octavian, despite he’s regarded as the greatest emperor, was in fact cunning murderous little psycho, precisely planning all his steps probably years ahead. What a great character to play! And unfortunately , it is thanks to his ancient “PR dept” that Antony is regarded as a crazy womanizer. And now, after the years, we clearly can see that the show is reaching the highest notes in rankings. Absolutely BEST SERIES EVER.

I regret so much they did not show the rise of Octavian and fall of Antony in a more complex way. Octavian, despite he’s regarded as the greatest emperor, was in fact cunning murderous little psycho, precisely planning all his steps probably years ahead. What a great character to play! And unfortunately , it is thanks to his ancient “PR dept” that Antony is regarded as a crazy womanizer. And now, after the years, we clearly can see that the show is reaching the highest notes in rankings. Absolutely BEST SERIES EVER.

I would love to see the series pick up right before Caligula’s 1,400 days of terror and then proceed to focus on that period. Then again it might not work as well as Ceasar and Augustus were both great mixes of good and evil characters. Still the Roman empire is filled with countless stories to tell, certainly wouldn’t be too hard to put together the metaplot portion of narrative.

Great series. I think it has been too long for a third season though, so I treasure the first two seasons. I’d love if HBO and other cable networks make more historical fiction like this. The Borgias would be another example of a well done historical drama even though it wasn’t quite as good as Rome. Rome was well written, well acted, had engaging characters, and was a pleasure to watch.

This is by far my favourite historical show. PLEASE, produce more seasons… There are so many historical facts to talk about that wold by nice to shoot: Augustus, Livia and Tiberius. The death of Marcelus and two nephews of Augustus poisoned by Livia to make his son emperor. PLEASE consider more mode episodes of this absolutely fascinating show.

Please, Please shoot more seasons! I began watching this ON DEMAND after the True Blood finale. Rome is expertly written giving much credence to the history and only deviating to bring us drama. I sort of knew where things would go but the writing is so Brilliant I was left shocked, ironically. Please consider more seasons!

Gutted thers no progress on a third serires or better stil a movie, the posibilities for going through all the emporers would have made history and been outstanding

I watch this page from time to time hoping for some good news. The reason is that exactly this 2014 year next month in August 19 we would be celebrating 2000 years after Octavian Augustus the death. There are excellent exhibitions and events sacrificed to celebrate this event throughout Italy and France. I was curious if may be BBC or HBO is going to “join” and to take the advantage of this fact. Especially that there are still plenty of movies tackling antique and mythological maters. By the way, there is also 2045 years exactly after the battle of Actium… Read more »

I really enjoyed reading your reply. All I can add to it, as I watch an old Rome re-run on HBO as we speak, is that I too miss the hell out of this show!

So may be I will be able to watch it as well in my place:) I can’t help but thinking, that majority of actors still wait for their next chance, brilliant dialogues etc. Many of them became seriously popular thanks to Rome. Even if they naturally aged, and the new and old scenes would need some re mix, it would be great to see them again. The 2s covers around 15 years! The series like D Abbey, G’sAnatomy or Following won’t last forever.

The biggest mistake they made with Rome was switching actors for the role of Octavian in season two. It was jarring to have a central character be someone other than they had been. There was a disconnect. That and the fact that the Egyptians sounded exactly like “Romans” in costumes marred an otherwise incredible show. Season 1 is probably my favorite HBO season of any series. Ciaran Hinds is a revelation as Caesar. It was a home run in casting. All that said I would love for them to come back to Rome at the point that the “new” Octavian… Read more »

Well, the Ptolemies were Greek (Macedonian). Most of those playing Romans were English.


The actress they had for Cleopatra was just awful. Loved everything else

Sad, such a wonderful show. HBO needs to rethink there leadership….

HBO. Thanks for this great and accurate reconstruction of, all our ancestors life !!!

The sex has to go though. Please tell me there isnt a single human being that enjoys seeing other people pretending to have sex. That even lamer than demented people watching real sex.

The sex and nudity in this show never felt gratuitous, unlike say Game of Thrones.


I couldn’t agree more! All that sex ruins otherwise really good shows!

Wut, I enjoy it. I am a woman and don’t watch “porn” but this is my guilty pleasure.


Ewww. Why?

I suspect they were trying to depict the time era when sex was a little more free (so to speak) but I guess they could have done it with more innuendos then showing it.

You right. I’d rather get blown than to watch some one pretend to get blown or even really get blown.

Probably watching someone get blown is the best you can hope for.

I am happy to be not the only one to crave for the next seasons of Rome. But the prequel would suit me fine, as well. What a shame , the show that paved the way to all the historical tv and fantasy series that followed ( Tudors, GoT, the terrible movie Pompeii) was canceled. All this “human” capital- actors, screenwriters, directors, the costume designers, all of them made such a great job, to make us closer this part of history that was already pictured so many times. But never so good. I will always advise to watch the series… Read more »

I want a series covering the republican period…

Just watched the two series in full. having caught episodes here and there on my travels. This is an excellent series, amazingly detailed sets and attention to detail and would be VERY much welcomed in a series 3/4!

Still waiting…

By the Gods make another season or a movie.

Jesus Christ The Lord God

I want the show back! Kevin and Ray deserved to become stars after the show and Cieran’s performance has made him forever “Caesar” when I see him in other roles.
And yes yes yes I know that I’m not supposed to do things like leave comments on message boards but just really miss the show and that amazing friendship.

Rome was cancelled and though I hated and still hate that its gone it was a clean cut. They didn’t leave you dangling with cliffhangers. Solid start, solid end. A very proper roman. I’d love to see it return. There is plenty of material and it reigns supreme in all things Rome. Spartacus was fun enough if you could get over the faux Fatality style blood scenes and stick with the story but it pales. If they insist on cancelling wonders of the world this show is a great example of how to do it. Jericho,Borgias, or anything sci-fi are… Read more »
I have never cried when watching a television show, at I genuinely didn’t think that something as Shocking as Rome was could be the show to do it to me. Alas, I loved the show, every minute of it. I have to compare it to the Likes of the Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire, but it had more Depth then both of those shows (My Current Favorites). When they showed Caesar Final moments in the Senate Hall, I knew what was coming, but even that knowledge could not prepare my heart for the pain and betrayal that flashed a crossed… Read more »

More Rome seasons please. This is Epic, best series ever. Brillant, excellent, one in a million.
The story of the other emperors can be just as interesting.

Please brink back our beloved series.

Julio Cesar Martinez Alvarez

Do you know what really would be even better than a third season?
A PRECUEL! With The rise of Caesar before The Galic wars.

and yes, please bring it back, ıt could rise again!

finishing this series again and again.. maybe this is the 4th time ım wathin..IT WAS WONDERFUL!.. and about ‘mini-series’ label, it was just a mistake.. even it was expensive, this production of ART should have taken for more times..

verenus is such an amazing representation of many men of that time. really a great show, shame it didn’t last. if they do GoT like they did rome and deadwood, and cancel it, I am going to seriously march to their gates and throw stuff

They won’t cancel GoT. It’s too popular.


Rome is far better than GoT. In spade’s

Awesome series. Great history lessons and fantastic sets. Great acting. PLEASE CONTINUE THIS WONDERFUL STORY.

Rome, is one of the best series I’ve ever seen, and I also use it as didactical material in a History class. I really hope they will someday be new series.

I just finished watching the series again and I had forgotten just how awe inspiring it was! I truly hope they reconsider and make a new series.

What a shame that HBO didn’t have the balls to green-light season 3…Everyone remembers how the Soprano fans were treated with “no respect” at the very end. look now at the crappy low end shows they have now(with the exception being Game of Thrones). Starz is a much better channel overall anyway. My advice: Dump HBO and TimeWarnerCable for Diect Tv! Rome was awesome just like the original Conan was. (John Milius Rules!)

best series ever…how can it be cancelled..???…..was really looking for to see the rise of Octavian and what would it become of his mother, and sister .Pullo etc…what a shame it was cancelled….what a superb cast that was, costumes, everything was excellent…really captivating…Ia m watching game of thrones now which is very good but not comparable with Rome, as Rome had history facts…And that i liked very much….

PLEASE bring it back!

This was the best series ever, who in their right mind would cancel this show its beyond me!

It was far to expensive for the BBC and HBO to continue the work beyond their two-year commitment; if they had those networks could have be bankrupt today.

ROME was a truly fantastic show and one of the best shows to hit television. Real and true talent and acting. However, you are correct about the expense of the series. Unfortunately, it’s all about money in the arts today. Investors and bankers don’t want to invest in anything that they think won’t make the return they expect. With the expense of the first two, they probably thought they wouldn’t do as well trying to do a third.

It was mainly expensive the first season because they had to build the set. After that it was only “kinda” expensive ;-)

No they couldn’t. The BBC can’t go bankrupt, it’s funded by the license fee of the British taxpayer.

HBO, possible… I guess, but unlikely. Especially since they commissioned an even more expensive series only years later, namely Game of Thrones.

Yes, and years later they made millions.


Off of an inferior show

Ate least a season 3 of Rome…But I think we lost all the ones we loved at the end of season 2. But I would love to see at least one more tale of Pullo and Lucius…

Hope some day you (English speaker) will get from Santiago Posteguillo the traslation of Africanus el hijo del consul, its about Ecsipion-Hannibal, because ii’s just an incredible historic novel, and maybe some day hbo will take it!…

Just watched the 2 seasons….wish it had continued…..

Theophilus Ghoststone

Rome was a rarity in television today. Smart, detailed in both script and sets it wad an oasis in a sea of dumbed down sitcoms and God help us reality shows. I hope HBO will be merciful and bring it back with the cast members whose characters weren’t killed off.
It was a stunning show and the blue ray edition is exquisite.

I too would like to see it brought back.. An excellent series indeed. If you have interest in the History of that period. There is an excellent BBC documentary entitled ‘Cleopatra Portrait Of A Killer’ That explores in more detail many of the events touched upon in the Egyptian elements of ‘Rome’ and features the same actor who played the part of the news reader in the TV show as an added bonus!

They are running Rome again on HBO this month- thank God. I absolutely loved this show- I never even bothered to DVR it- I made sure to be home on Sunday nights when it was on. Watch it again and be blown away by the sets, lighting, writing, and of course, the acting.

Love Game of Thrones, but Rome was better.

loved rome, but no way was is better than Game of Thrones


Yes it is. Rome is FAR superior to GoT

Best series ever. I have seen several. Love that series

Best series ever. I have seen several. Love that series

ffs.. I just love this series..Shape up and bring us more got damnit”


At least a movie of Pullo and Lucius! Season 3 maybe? Lucius, Pullo, Atia, Augustus…The possibilities are endless ;-)

I visited a blockbuster store that was going out of business, went straight to the series and purchased both seasons. This series is absolutely stunning, Great acting, sets, dialog, History. And on top of all that great sex and violence, but all justified of course Tooo bad that the 3rd season was cancelled. What a shame. Bring it back, Its waiting.

Loved it! Please bring it back for season 3!

You know I would have really liked a preseason kind of thing for Rome, showing how everyone got to where they are before season 1. But its been so long that all the actors wouldnt be able to play younger versions of their younger selves. . . or could they? Either way I need more of Rome, because I didnt get to enjoy the weekly sensation of a new episode, because I was to young! So please HBO find it in your hearts to bring it back! :.(

To be honest, After Octavian becomes Augustus, Rome is entered into Pax Romana, a period of relative peace, Lots does happen I know that, but HBO and the BBC would be better off bringing in someone like Peter O’Toole or others and focus on the end of Augustus’ reign and the succession to Tiberius and have some real fun with later Caesars, Tiberius’ grim passions, Gaius Caligula’s insanity and the underdog story of Claudius. Rome was about a period in history about the death of a republic and the birth of the Empire why not continue it with how the… Read more »

If you wanna see what happened next. Try “I Claudius”. No crowd scenes, no battles, no exteriors, but absoulely brilliant.

Game of Thrones owes much to Rome, although I realize the former is based on a series of books. The last episode of Season 1 (i.e. Niobe) was genuinely shocking.

The excitement of the story need not have died with the beginning of the reign of Augustus. Augustus had an extraordinary reign that could have played well. If you are interested, read the story of Livia Drusilla, his wife, who many people think poisoned August at his age of 75.

Rome was, is and will arguably always be the BEST historic period piece ever put on the small screen. Absolutely unforgettable, absolutely!! I have it on DVD and watch it now and again when the current fare gets BORING, as it frequently does. Too bad it couldn’t continue, but the excitement of the story really died with the beginning of the reign of Augustus.

I JUST ran across this series on netflex! Then right away purchased the series on DVD because I could not wait for the dvds to arrive one at a time!!! OH MAN!!! Come on HBO I have had the dvd for two weeks now and have watched it twice and will do so again real soon. Are you kidding? Cancelled??? PLEASE PLEASE consider bringing it back this is by far the BEST series I have EVER encountered!!! There are probably ALOT more like me out here who didn’t know the show was even out there. You can be sure I… Read more »

What happened is it tanked itself with a Season Two that wiped out the journey characters took in Season One and made them take it again. Discerning readers felt betrayed and left. Badly done HBO.

HBO should make a new series in the style ‘Rome’ was done in, only set during the Second Punic Wars and perhaps tell the tale of the Fall of Carthage.

I love to see more of Rome sequence pleased

Oh and by the way “Winter Is Coming”, you fools!


Who cares?

I really liked “ROME”! I have watched the series several times and never got tired of it. I also believe that “Game Of Thrones” found a home on HBO due in part to “ROME”. George RR Martin as well as the rest of the people involved in the making of “Game Of Thrones” have expressed their love for “ROME”. I don’t really see why people must put one show against aother. But to say that “Game Of Thrones” is inferior to “ROME”?!?!?! Is everyone here suffering from some mental handicap? “Game Of Thrones” surpasses “ROME” in everything, casting, acting, script,… Read more »

GoT is inferior to Rome. Everything about Rome, acting, writing, sets, etc is FAR superior to GoT in every way

I wish HBO would continue this series.

Brilliant.. Need i say anymore.

Please make more Rome

Salve from Germania!
I just wanted to say thanks to HBO for Rome as being the best TV series ever. Phantastic set, excellent story, and brilliant and great actors. I am one of so many fans around the world who love this series by heart. So come on HBO. Please do the TV-world a favor and continue the story of Rome!!!

I’ve watched both series for about 6 or 7 times and still can’t get enough, but when you know the script by heart I crave for more and especially new. To me it’s the greatest series ever

Ha, I to am watching it again. I wish HBO would continue this series. Of all this was my favorite.

This is the third time that I’ m watching Rome series and I am not the only one.
I understand what a series like this means, it’s not easy to produce a big show like this but a lot of people now love Rome more than once and they are waiting for another great show from HBO.
I come from Italy and no one here care about films or series about our history, this is already sad.
Let me know if you need an actor for next series people, I will do it for free!

Soon, Game of Thrones would end because as we all know, George R. R. Martin on release a single book every millennium and HBO had nearly exhausted every page of his book series. HBO would be left nothing but scraps and Rome would be revived again. I hope.


Let’s pray!

I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan, but Rome takes the cake. Truly, it must be the best TV show of all times. Brilliantly written, produced to perfection and the acting- superb! The characters are engaging and real, the sets are so realistic, you believe that this is what it truly looked like. The pace is relentless and the episodes always seem too short.

It has the potential of becoming a cult-like production.
HBO should consider re-investing.

You can’t just Leave us hanging For how season 2 end it. Rome has just only begun.

Bring Rome Back!

Rome TV series great great, I get bored quick , but i watched it all.
Wish there was a season 3, loved it.

Rome has go to be one of the best series I’ve ever seen. To be honest, Rome and Spartacus are the best and my favorites. An Rome competes with Spartacus easily!!!!! PLEASE BRING IT BACK.


Rome = best TV show EVER. nothing else even comes close. anyone who even compares GOT to Rome must be a son of Hades.

I think some things are better left alone Rome is my favourite series ever but it was refreshing that it came to an end while it was at the top. It never actually tells us what happened to vorenus I like to think he pulled through!!

Message from The Netherlands: bring it back, please.

This show is amazing!!! They need to bring it back immediately!!!!!!

Can you imagine the Buzz and hype bringing this show back would cause, the publicity would be tremendous for HBO.

Bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Someone has to pick up on the magic of Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson, surely!! I’d def watch them again in something else. As for Rome, brilliant series and characters. Love you Pullo and Vorenus. x

i am always interested in Rome history. Having read a lot of Rome historical novels i purchased HBO Rome Season one and two and watched all of them. i was looking forward to watching Season three for the long rein of Octavian. I was extremely disappointed to find out that HBO has not intended to continue the series. However, I will still keep my hope up.

Thanks to HBO GO on AppleTV I just wrapped up Rome. What a great show! So many amazing characters. Too bad it didn’t go on longer.

Titus Pullo has to be the most loveable murderer in the history of TV. Would love to have seen where things went after Season 2.

Disappoiting ending like too many other mini-series the producers etc are only concerned with the financial side,stuff the viewing audience around the world

Just now watched both seasons in the past week, it was pretty amazing. Those characters had great chemistry, and I only recently became an HBO subscriber due to the hype of GOT…. I have to say I enjoyed Rome much better… thus bringing me here was hoping to find info on a 3rd season had no idea it has been cancelled for 5 years…. I feel like that that was such a mistake on their part.


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